Each year, an average of 25 million lightning flashes strike the ground in the United States. Worldwide, lightning annually accounts for an estimated 24,000 deaths and approximately 240,000 injuries. Since lightning is more prevalent in the afternoon and the evening during the late spring through fall, the NATA created a lightning safety handout (pdf) which was published in the June NATA News. The handout consists of lightning do’s and don’ts and is designed to be a resource for members of your community, such as coaches, parents and athletes.
Don’t forget to check out our other infographic handouts that have been made available for NATA members to download, reprint and distribute to their local communities.